Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has refused to comment on speculation linking him with a potential switch to Tottenham Hotspur.
Mauricio Pochettino has become the bookies favourite to take over from Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this week.
Despite United appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss until the end of the current campaign, this hasn’t stopped the press from continuing to link Pochettino with a move to Old Trafford.
Howe has been linked with many Premier League clubs in the past including Arsenal following his impressive work at Bournemouth but has decided not to give the rumours any credibility when he was asked by reporters.
Earlier this week, Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth did his utmost to try and continue the Pochettino to United speculation at Tottenham’s pre-Everton press conference at Hotspur Way, but his questions on the subject were shut down by the club’s head of communications, Simon Felstein.
Howe told Sky Sports when asked about potentially taking over at Tottenham: “Tottenham have an outstanding manager who is doing an unbelievable job. I’m not going to comment on a club that have a manager – it is disrespectful,” he said.
“I do not pay it any attention whatsoever. I do not give it any credibility. I do not waste my time seeking it, looking at it or thinking about it. It has got absolutely no relevance to me.
“I always manage like I’m going to be here for the next 100 years. In my long-term thinking, I am always thinking what is best for the club in every decision that I make.
“It is absolutely foolish of me to think of anything other than this club. I am absolutely committed 100 per cent to every minute here. I am working as hard as I can for AFC Bournemouth.”
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